Tonight, in the Round Three, eight finalists performed half of the songs (8 out of 16) and the jury (Lithuanian and international) evaluated their performances. However, TV viewers across the country could vote as well and support their favourite singers, like in the previous shows. After all votes have been merged, 7 artists qualified for the next show and the first 8 out of 16 songs presented.
8 out of 16 competing songs performed
Previously in the show, TV audience in Lithuania and across Europe enjoyed following performances:
The rest of the songs will be presented in the following episodes.
Lithuanian jury with a different cast
Not only that we heard some of the competing songs, being performed for the first time tonight, the Round Three brought us the Lithuanian jury with a different cast too. The members of Lithuanian panel in the Show #6 were: Vytenis Pauliukaitis, Darius Užkuraitis, Edmundas Seilius and Ramūnas Zilnys. Nevertheless, the international one was still consisted of three music professionals from Germany, Sweden and Russia (Brandon Stone, Liselott Bjork and Valerij Prosirov).
The next show is scheduled for the 25th of January (20:00 CET). So in less then a week, we will enjoy in another two-hour TV show with seven finalists performing the rest of the songs. From show to show, there will be less qualifiers and the final decision about the artist who is going to represent Lithuania at Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark is going to be made on 15th of February.
Check competing songs online
Since last Saturday (11th of January, 20:00 CET), you can also hear and vote for the competing songs, that will be performed in the next few shows. “Following the standards of Eurovision Song Contest”, LRT and its team of music professionals have chosen 16 tracks. According to the Lithuanian national broadcaster, some of the songs were written by authors from other countries (Ireland, Spain, Sweden).